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Top Spots For Brunch In Cape Town

It's never too late for breakfast or too early for lunch

Brunch takes all the best elements of both breakfast and lunch and combines them into one long, lazy meal that stretches into the early afternoon. It can be a light, bubbly affair or it can include some serious eating (followed by a nap), either way Capetonians do it well. Here are some of our favourite spots for brunch.

Sotano by Caveau
With a breakfast menu available from 7am until 12:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, this beautiful Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is a seaside spot primed for starting the weekend on a fresh and early-ish note. While sitting inside at one of the eatery’s trendy long wooden tables or outside amidst the expansive ocean view, brunchers can choose from Israeli-inspired items like Shakshouka (red pepper, grilled tomato and eggs with rye bread) or a flat bread with spinach, bacon, Parmesan cheese and sunny-side up eggs. Classic items are served up too, like roasted wild mushrooms with parsley and rye bread, and an English breakfast with all of the meaty trimmings. For those who can’t make the 12:30pm call, the lunch menu cooks up comfort foods like patatas bravas and, keeping with Sotano’s theme, mammoth lamb burgers with hummus, tzatziki, crispy onion rings and avocado. Not to mention, patrons who exchange coffee for cocktails and stay until 4pm on a Sunday will hear live music in the form of jazz or reggae as they watch the Mouille Point sunset.


121 Beach Road | Mouille Point City Bowl | +27 (0)21 433 1757

Isabella’s Cake and Food Shop 
Sitting pretty in Durbanville, this quirky spot offers guests a wide variety of tasty morning fare. With options like biltong, blue cheese, olive-filled croissants; toasted smoked salmon, egg and cream cheese bagels; and an open omelette with potato wedges, cheddar, sun-dried tomatoes, lamb, bacon, olives, onions and mushrooms, guests are truly spoilt for choice. Breakfast is served all day long, which means Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 3pm. Not to mention, the coffee is bottomless!  
Shop 9 | Heritage Square | Vrede Street Durbanville | +27 (0)21 976 6037

Lighthouse Restaurant at the Blue Peter Hotel
Based in Bloubergstrand, this eatery serves up a delicious buffet breakfast from 7am to 10am daily. For just R125 p/p, patrons can look forward to a continental spread, which includes everything from pastries to fresh fruit, to cold meats and cheeses, as well as the traditional English breakfast items. There is an assortment of Twinings tea to choose from, as well as good quality coffee. 
8 Popham Street | Bloubergstrand | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 554 1956

Haute Cabriére Wine Estate and Restaurant
Located approximately 75-kms from Cape Town in one of South Africa’s oldest French heritage towns, Franschhoek, this family-run winery – and home of Pierre Jourdan – overlooks the spectacular wine valley boasting some of the most breathtaking views of the Cape Winelands region. Its eatery, Haute Cabriére Restaurant offers visitors a wide range of seasonal fare ideal for brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests have the option of choosing from the estate’s a la carte menu or from its ‘True Marriage of Food and Wine’ menu. Delectable offerings include grilled Dalewood camembert (served with Chardonnay pinot noir, garlic and thyme ciabatta batons), berry pancakes (served with maple syrup, butternut sorbet and seed streusel) and a fresh Chef’s salad (roast seasonal vegetables, humus served with a basil vinaigrette), to name but a few yummy brunch options. Enjoy!


Lambrechts Road | Franschhoek | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 876 3688

Ou Meul Bakkery
This cosy and chic Willowbridge haunt serves up a classic brunch until 6pm daily, including Saturdays. Items like croque madame and eggs benedict are on offer, and their baked goods are made on site daily and include brioche, rye bread and a host of sweet selections like croissants, pain au chocolat, sticky buns and toasted banana bread. Not to mention, patrons can stare at rolling hills through ceiling-high windows.
G40 Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre | Durbanville | +27 (0)21 914 0540

Savour Restaurant at 15 on Orange
The spectacular bottomless (yes, bottomless!) bubbly buffet at the chic and sophisticated Savour restaurant at the 15 on Orange hotel takes its cue from the lavish brunches held at famed New York establishments like The Plaza Hotel and Waldorf Astoria. The bubbly buffet happens on the first Sunday of each month from 12:30pm until 4pm and the affair features more than 20 gourmet dishes, most of which reflect the time of day (think less breakfast-y and more lunch-y). The decadent spread includes a host of starters, like roast vegetable roulade and duck liver crème brûlée, and a carvery with items like chermoula lamb cutlets and hazelnut-crusted beef filet mignon. In addition to this, there is an extensive seafood selection that includes freshly shucked oysters with lemon and sauce mignonette – a perfect companion to the endless MCC that comes with the buffet. Sip on bubbly as much as your heart desires for only R495 p/p, while children are whisked away to the hotel’s Sound Room to be entertained. Parking is inclusive in the price for the duration of your stay, and Protea card holders pay R495 per couple. Do note that children under 12 years eat for free.


15 on Orange Hotel | Cnr Grey’s Pass & Orange Street | City Centre | +27 (0)21 469 8000    

Starlings Café
This cutesy café in Claremont is where you’ll find dishes that comprise pasture-reared meat and locally grown veggies. Starlings serve up tasty, tummy-friendly dishes like biodynamic eggs, brioche toast with bacon and Dijon hollandaise sauce, and poached pears served with Greek yoghurt and toasted almonds. Those on popular diets, like Banting and Paleo, are catered for with options that include carbohydrate-free bread, soft-poached eggs, smoked salmon and cauliflower rice, and with a variety of non-meat options like avocado, homemade pesto and salsa toast, Starlings is vegan-friendly too. This Southern Suburbs-based spot also boasts delightful pencil drawings of starlings on the walls and a gorgeous fountain outside, which creates a soothing ambiance.
94 Belvedere Road | Claremont | +27 (0)21 671 6875

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More of an early riser? Have a look at our top places to eat breakfast for your first meal of the day.  Also, check out our selection of Happy Hour Specials in Cape Town.

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